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  • Toronto glass processing plant will save municipalities millions in recycling costs

    Five Toronto area municipalities will save on the cost of operating their recycling programs thanks to a new glass processing plant scheduled to open its doors in Brampton this summer. Stewardship Ontario announced today that it has a deal with Canadian recycled glass processor, Unical, Inc. to build the plant in the GTA. As a start, it will accept all of the glass bottles and jars recycled in ...


    By Stewardship Ontario

  • Redwave glass recycling day

    The event was primarily dedicated to the presentation of the new glass sorting machines, Redwave CX for material 6-50mm and Redwave (XI for fine material 2-12mm. Redwave CX and CXF machines are equipped with a completely reworked three-way system. By rearranging the valve units, the same high performance at the first and second eject is guaranteed even for fine material, and air consumption is ...

  • Flexible glass for flexible electronics

    The three technology companies SCHOTT AG, tesa SE and VON ARDENNE GmbH have joined together in the consortial project KONFEKT to drive forward the development of ultra-thin glass on roll for use in such application fields as organic electronics, with initial emphasis on the production of future generations of OLED applications. The goal of the consortium is to refine windable glass through ...


    By SCHOTT AG

  • New IEEE Engineering Brief - Thermal Imaging Enhances Glass-melt Process

    Adding thermal-imaging capabilities that enable operators to maintain an accurate visual of the entire glass-melt tank, as well as take temperature measurements at any point in the process and in any location within the tank, is invaluable. Find out more in the latest IEEE Engineering Brief ‘Thermal Imaging Enhances Today’s Complex Glass-melt Process’, sponsored by AMETEK Land, ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • EU Glass end of waste regulations

    The European Parliament has approved new Regulations that allow the point at which waste glass ceases to be waste to change. This is part of an on-going process to reduce the burdens caused by a product being waste – trans-boundary restrictions, transfer notes etc – by allowing waste that has been processed to a standard that equates to raw materials to then be moved as product. ...

  • Ground glass solution for cleaner water

    British science has led to a use for waste glass that cannot be recycled that could help clean up polluted waterways by acting as an ion-exchange filter to remove lead, cadmium and other toxic metals. Details are published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Only a fraction of waste glass bottles and jars can be recycled, partly because much ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Equal ejections help sort glass

    What is your product? Redwave's three-way sensor-based sorting machine for glass fines from 2mm. How does it work? The Redwave CX is for material 6-50mm and the CXF for fine material 2-12mm, Both machines are equipped with a completely reworked three-way system. By rearranging the valve units, the same high performance at the first and second eject ...

  • Installation with the largest glass producers in the world

    Last month Sodimate contracted with one of the largest glass producers in the world. Running a 24/7 operation with 700 employees, the glass plant produces 2500 tons of flat glass per day, receives more than 200 trucks, and is capable of fabricating 20 foot by 10 foot glass sheets. Most of the fabricated glass is then transformed into windows, mirrors, or used in the car and packaging industries. ...


    By Sodimate, Inc

  • Ardagh Glass` appeal is thrown out

    The Court of Appeal has thrown out Ardagh Glass’s claim that Chester West and Cheshire Council had no power to grant retrospective planning permission for the Quinn Glass plant in Elton. The decision comes months after the end to the legal battle over the legality of the plant when the Secretary of State gave Quinn retrospective planning approval in November 2009, after the local authority ...

  • Update on glass Packaging waste targets

    The new targets for the Packaging Waste Regulations were approved by Parliament before Christmas and have therefore taken effect for this year. For glass, the overall target stays the same at 81%, but the Regulations now require 63% of this to be met with PRNs from melt applications - bottle manufacture, insulation etc. The expectation was this this would be 63% of the 81%. However, the ...

  • Know your glass before recycling!

    We all want to recycle as much as we can, but it is important to know which materials to place in the bin and which to keep out. Many well-intended recyclers are confused about glass. Glass containers for food and beverages are 100% recyclable, but not when mixed with other types of glass. Other kinds of glass, like windows, ovenware, Pyrex, and crystal, are manufactured through a different ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Guide to Buying a Glass Bottle Crusher

    The best approach to manage, store and dispose of waste glass bottles is a well debated subject amongst the many bar, restaurant and hotel owners in the hospitality industry. The generally accepted practice is to collect empty glass bottles in a bottle bin which, when full, is wheeled through the bar and into a bottle storage area where the bottles are sorted and eventually collected by a waste ...

  • SCHOTT introduces Performance Glass Processing Ltd. as accredited PYRANOVA value-added partner for fire-resistant glazing in the UK

    SCHOTT, the international technology group and one of the leading suppliers of specialty glass for fire-resistant glazing applications worldwide, has teamed up with Performance Glass Processing Ltd to offer easy, local access to its PYRANOVA specialty glass. Performance Glass Processing Ltd., located in Halifax, West Yorkshire, will be an official UK stockist of PYRANOVA  specialty ...


    By SCHOTT AG

  • VETRO glass cullet sorting machine at ECOMONDO

    It has just successfully ended up the ECOMONDO fair in Rimini (ITA), where SEA has shown a preview of VETRO, the latest series of glass cullet sorting machines. VETRO represents the best sorting solution for: CSP separation (ceramic, stones, porcelain, etc) Separation of heat resistant glass from flint glass Color sorting into ...


    By SEA srl

  • China Solar Glass Industry Report - ReportsnReports

    This report Analyzes solar glass industry Focuses on market segments, such as Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Glass and Thin Film Solar Cell Glass, also downstream Highlights the operation of listed and non-listed solar glass enterprises in China In domestic photovoltaic glass industry, the ultra clear glass (including ultra clear rolled glass and ultra clear ...


  • New €5m Irish glass recycling plant unveiled

    A new Euro 5m state-of-the-art glass recycling facility has been opened in Ireland which will be able to handle more than 50,000 tonnes of bottles and jars a year. Environment minister John Gormley officially opened the new Glassco Recycling plant, which has the potential to save more than 15,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Bosses say it will be the first of its kind in the country to use optical ...

  • WRAP looks to boost recycled glass content

    New research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme shows that consumers are as likely to buy products in jars and bottles made with mixed colour recycled glass as they are to purchase items in clear glass packaging. WRAP hopes that this finding will boost demand for containers with high recycled content. It partnered with supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to determine if consumers would ...

  • Glass packaging has lowest carbon footprint

    A study has found that the lifecycle of a glass container produces the lowest emissions compared to aluminium or plastic packaging. Carried out by glass recycler O-I, the report is the packaging industry’s ‘first’ complete carbon footprint assessment of the lifecycle of a glass container from the extraction of raw materials to its reuse or recycling. Glass had the lowest carbon footprint across ...

  • Cornish Bars Help Turn Used Bottles Into Glasses

    Untitled Document Selected bars in Cornwall are participating in an exciting new recycling idea. In these bars the staff carefully collect, sort and place used beer and wine ...


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